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Highest Paying Industries for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

The top 39 highest paying industries for diagnostic medical sonographers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $77,610, offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists is the highest paying industry for diagnostic medical sonographers. It is followed by specialty hospitals - privately owned industry (average annual salary $74,220). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of diagnostic medical sonographers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 39 Highest Paying Industries for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$77,610
40
2 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$74,220
330
3 Outpatient Care Centers
$73,270
1,440
4 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,160
150
5 Educational Services - Privately owned
$73,160
150
6 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$72,930
420
7 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$72,420
380
8 Educational Services
$72,420
380
9 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,430
40
10 Administrative and Support Services
$71,260
330
11 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$71,260
330
12 Employment Services
$71,250
330
13 Temporary Help Services
$70,950
280
14 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$70,740
130
15 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$70,030
n/a
16 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$69,700
n/a
17 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$69,510
940
18 Hospitals - State government owned
$69,390
1,000
19 State government, including schools and hospitals
$69,190
1,190
20 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$68,590
90
21 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$68,030
190
22 Educational Services - State government owned
$68,030
190
23 Hospitals - Privately owned
$67,930
31,270
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$67,850
30,930
25 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$67,660
36,010
26 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$67,580
35,590
27 Health Care and Social Assistance
$67,490
58,880
28 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$67,230
22,770
29 Offices of Physicians
$67,000
14,830
30 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$66,620
6,140
31 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$66,010
4,990
32 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$64,830
3,800
33 Hospitals - Local government owned
$64,580
3,740
34 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$64,560
3,720
35 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,420
60
36 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,830
160
37 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$62,830
160
38 Social Assistance
$37,700
50
39 Individual and Family Services
$37,310
50
See also: Highest paying cities for diagnostic medical sonographers.